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Custom Tack Trunks and Tack Boxes

We are pleased to announce yet another addition to our offering: Custom Tack Trunks and Boxes. Whether you are looking for a small, medium or large trunk, with or without wheels etc, we can help you.

If you know exactly what you want, it is much easier. However, we can advise you and guide you on the design as well. The trunks are made to measure. Each option is configurable to suit your taste and needs. Whether you want to supply your own background image, graphics, it is all possible.

Whether you are looking for a double door or vertical or saddle rack or a box, we have them all.

I am ready. How do I get started?

Simply fill out the form below. We respond in minutes or feel free to call us at 561-228-8883.



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Used Saddles on Consignment

Prestige X Breathe Show Jumping Saddle

We are proud to announce this big news: We now accept used and unused saddles on consignment. If you have a saddle that you are currently not using, bring it to us. Whether it is a show jumping saddle or dressage, we accept them all.

We accept the following brands:

  • CWD
  • Voltaire
  • Devocoux
  • Antares
  • Prestige
  • Del Grange
  • Hermes

Now, for the fine print: Please be sure the saddle has been cleaned thoroughly before you bring it to us. We are unable to accept saddles that are damaged or dirty.

How Does It Work?

  • Bring us your used saddle in clean condition.
  • We discuss what you are expecting to receive for the saddle.
  • Upon agreement, we will display it on our prestigious saddle wall in our Wellington store.
  • Once the saddle is sold, we will contact you for re-reimbursement.

Questions/Comments?

It is a simple process. We are trying to make it very easy for anyone looking to sell their saddle. If you have any special requests/considerations, please feel free to contact us. If you have a saddle from a brand not listed above, please contact us with the details.

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Your Guide to Riding Short Boots + Mini Chaps Combinations

In this blog post, we intend to give you a side-by-side comparison guide for the boots+mini chaps combination boot systems. We begin with the first such boot on the market, progressing through to the last few years. Today, there are a number of choices when it comes to boots+mini chaps combination boot systems. We will compare the different options available so you can select the right one for you.

History (2012)

It all started in 2012 when Freejump launched their original Fly One Boots and Mini Chaps. A concept that was seen as being too “radical” and “futuristic” by many. For those that do not know about the Freejump concept, see pictures below:

Free Jump Fly One Boots in Black
Free Jump Fly One Boots in Black

The idea was to introduce an ultra comfortable riding boot system that can be used for show and everyday use. We introduced this concept to USA 7 years ago. While it enjoyed limited success in terms of adoption, the concept itself proved to be wildly popular. The original Fly One Boots and Chaps system has since been retired by Freejump.

In late 2014, Freejump followed up their initial design with the now ubiquitous Freejump Liberty Boots and Mini Chaps system. Compared to their original system, this boot system offered a much easier way of attaching the boots and chaps. The boots looked a bit more conservative and offered an even higher level of comfort.

Freejump Liberty EVO Chaps and Boots
Freejump Liberty EVO Chaps and Boots

Freejump Liberty XC Chaps shown with Freejump Liberty XC Boots
Freejump Liberty XC Chaps shown with Freejump Liberty XC Boots

2019 Choices for Boots and Chaps Combo Systems

Fast forward to 2019, many other brands have tried and failed to replicate this concept. A few standouts are still in the market and the competition is intense among them. The concept has been refined multiple times, with the end result of benefiting the riders. Below, we list them with details:

Freejump Liberty Evo Boots and Mini Chaps

This option still remains one of the most popular. These boots and chaps are meant exclusively for show and competition use. The construction of the boots and chaps can not undertake the rigors of everyday riding. The boot sole is glued to the upper part of the boot, lending the boot a very sleek and non-bulky look. The mini-chaps have 2 zippers: the front full length for fastening, the back zipper for ventilation.

Freejump Liberty Boots and Mini Chaps System
Freejump Liberty Boots and Mini Chaps System

Freejump Liberty Evo Boots and XC Mini Chaps

This is the most popular combination of Freejump boots and chaps. You get the best of both worlds: the sleek look of the Liberty Evo Boots and the durability of the Liberty XC Mini Chaps. The Liberty XC Mini Chaps are made tougher from thicker leather. They are designed for everyday riding.

Freejump Liberty EVO Chaps and Boots
Freejump Liberty EVO Chaps and Boots

Freejump Liberty XC Boots and XC Chaps Combination

This is the sturdiest option for those that are looking for a pair of comfortable boots that they can ride in all-day. These boots and chaps are built for all day use. Added bonus: you can use them as your competition boots as well. If you ride 6 to 8 horses a day (or more), these boots are a must-have. No more soreness, no stiffness. Just plain comfortable boots that let you focus on the important elements of your riding.

Freejump Liberty XC Chaps shown with Freejump Liberty XC Boots
Freejump Liberty XC Chaps shown with Freejump Liberty XC Boots

Secchiari Short Boots “Hera” + Mini Chaps “Olanda” Combination

Introduced just under 3 years back, in late 2016, these combination boots have quickly become the most popular. What everyone loves about it is the design and aesthetics. While most other combination boots look like a short boots + chaps combo, these are hard to tell apart from tall boots. The fastening system is through the front tab. When using the short boots without the chaps, the attachment button can be hid by folding the snap piece. The boots themselves are gorgeous. It strikes the perfect balance of modern design with traditional styling.

Another salient feature about these is the “break-in” time. The boots and chaps are constructed from soft yet sturdy Italian leather. The chaps are re-inforced on the inside to allow for better wearability.

Secchiari Paddock Boots in Black shown with Olanda Mini Chaps
Secchiari Paddock Boots in Black shown with Olanda Mini Chaps
Secchiari Paddock Boots in Brown shown with Olanda Mini Chaps
Secchiari Paddock Boots in Brown shown with Olanda Mini Chaps

Tucci Harl Short Boots and Harley Mini Chaps Combination Boots

Tucci’s Harl Short Boots are extremely popular. Similar to the Secchiari short boots, these connect to the Harley Mini Chaps to make a combination system.

The chaps and boots are exclusively compatible, i.e. you can not mix and match with boots from other brands.

Tucci Paddock Boots and Mini Chaps
Tucci Harley Paddock Boots shown with the Tucci Harley Mini Chaps via the Snap Attach system

Conclusion

We hope this article has been useful in informing you of all the current choices in the “short-boots+mini-chaps” combination systems. We have provided a table that compares the different models side-by-side. We hope this will assist you in deciding what is the best combination for you.

What is your favorite boots and chaps combination? If you have any of these models, what do you like and dislike about your boots? Let us know in the comments below

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Schockemoehle Anatomic Bridle Collection Compared

The anatomical bridle collection by Schockemoehle Sports has been expanding since its initial launch in early 2017. Whether you are looking for a snaffle or a double, with 1 brow band or 2 brow bands, with or without fleece padded nose band, rolled or flat leather, brown or black, we have a bridle for you.

In fact, this collection now includes a new style of snaffle bridles, i.e. without a flash.  Go ahead and explore what bridle works for you. You will not go wrong with any of these. These high quality anatomic bridles have become extremely popular across levels of dressage competition, whether you are just starting out or grand prix level.

Why Equitus Alpha is the Bridle Of The Year

The table below serves as a guide for you to select the right bridle from this collection.

Model

Type

Flat/Rolled

Bling Browband

# of Browbands

Fleece Noseband

Price

Equitus AlphaSnaffleFlatNo1No$329
Equitus BetaSnaffleFlatNo1No$390
Equitus DeltaSnaffle w/o FlashFlatNo1No$329
Equitus ZetaSnaffleFlat441YES$329
ConcordSnaffleFlatYes2No$329
StanfordSnaffleFlatNo1No$329
MilanDoubleFlatYes1No$339
VeniceDoubleRolledYes1No$339
MalibuSnaffleRolledYes1No$329
SlimfordSnaffle w/o FlashRolledNo1No$329
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Schockemoehle Sports 2018 Show Jumping and Hunter Bridle Collection

Schockemoehle Sports Hunter Bridle Fancy Stitched Anatomic Padded Bridle - Montreal

On the heels of their hugely popular Anatomical Dressage Bridle collection, comes the new Show Jumping and Hunter Bridle collection. Applying the same simple concept of “comfort of the horse is prime”, the new collection is destined to be just as popular as the dressage collection.

Anatomical Design

Schockemoehle Sports’ approach to tack in general has been of placing the utmost importance to the comfort and welfare of the horse. This guiding principle is reflected in the make of these new items. The new bridles incorporate the anatomical design while still keeping the traditional look. Small changes introduced at the most important impact points make all the difference.

High Quality Soft and Durable Leather

One of the little known facts about Schockemoehle Sports is their selection of the best bridle leather. It does not need to be oiled before use. The tack is ready to be used from Day 1 without any oil or conditioning.

Mix and Match

One of the most exciting changes from this new show jumping and hunter collection is the ability to buy bridle pieces. Yes, you do not have to buy a bridle in Full Size if it does not fit your horse. You can buy the individual parts (headpiece, noseband, browband and cheek pieces) in different sizes and assemble it to make your horse a bridle that fits perfectly. Obvious as it may be, this concept is truly revolutionary and freeing. You are free to pick a cob sized headpiece with full size cheek pieces. The bridle is easy to assemble in less than a minute.

What’s in the 2018 collection?

One of the long awaited bridles from Schockemoehle has been the anatomical hunter bridle. While gently introducing the anatomical concept to the hunter world, Schockemoehle delivers another big win: ultra-soft leather. When you first get this bridle, you will be amazed by the softness of the leather. Unlike other brands, the leather does not need to be oiled prior to use.

  1. Anatomical Padded Hunter Bridle “Montreal”

The Montreal combines ulta-high quality leather with the traditional design for the hunter ring. The browband and noseband are padded and marked with fancy stitching.

Schockemoehle Sports Hunter Bridle Fancy Stitched Anatomic Padded Bridle - Montreal
Schockemoehle Sports Hunter Bridle Fancy Stitched Anatomic Padded Bridle – Montreal

2. Padded Anatomical Hunter Jumper Bridle with detachable Flash Noseband “Tokyo”

Schockemoehle Sports Anatomic Hunter Bridle with Removable Flash Strap "Tokyo" - Brown
Schockemoehle Sports Anatomic Hunter Bridle with Removable Flash Strap “Tokyo” – Brown

3. Anatomical Padded Figure 8 Mexican Noseband Bridle

Schockemoehle Sports Figure 8 Padded Anatomical Noseband - Brown
Schockemoehle Sports Figure 8 Padded Anatomical Noseband – Brown

4. Dura-Soft Grip Rubber Reins with Embedded Stoppers

One of the bestselling reins for this season, these grippy reins are being welcomed by riders of all disciplines. The reins are lined with grippy rubber on the one side and leather on the other side. Embedded stoppers are spacced approx. 4 inches apart.

Schockemoehle Sports Dura Soft Reins Black
Schockemoehle Sports Dura Soft Reins Black

5. Anatomical Padded Leather Halter “Ulm”

The padded anatomical leather halter “Ulm” is a simple halter made from high quality leather. Stainless Steel Hardware.

Padded Leather Halter "Ulm" by Schockemoehle Sports
Padded Leather Halter “Ulm” by Schockemoehle Sports

With a simple bridle collection, Schockemoehle Sports is bringing their reputation for high quality and expert craftsmanship into the hunter ring.

We want to hear from you. So far, our experience with these bridles has been fantastic! Customers have pre-orders these bridles. The Montreal bridle has been especially well-received. Compared to other much higher priced products, the bridle exceeds in the quality of the leather and overall feel.